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Students Showcase Their Skills at Local SkillsUSA Competition

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From cosmetology and electrical construction wiring to auto refinishing, Thomas Edison High School is hosted this year’s SkillsUSA local competition.

The SkillsUSA local competition is students’ first opportunity as SkillsUSA members to demonstrate their career skills in a competitive setting. Students apply the skills they have learned in Edison's classrooms, labs, and work-based learning projects and partnership to a project or task. Their work is observed and evaluated by industry partners providing an essential opportunity for students to receive expert feedback and collaborate professionally with the leaders of their career of study. 


“Every student at Edison is provided the preparation and opportunity to participate in a local competition and this reflects our culture of serving all students,” said program coordinator Heather Bradley. “We believe all students can embody the personal and technical skills required of an individual to enter the workforce today, not tomorrow, or after graduation.” 

Local competition winners advance to the regional competition. Regional competitions will be held in February. Students who qualify will then move on to the state competition in April and then nationals in June in Atlanta.

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MCPS advanced 13 students to Nationals last year with one Bronze national winner. To more about Career Technical Education (CTE) programs offered at MCPS visit the CTE website